The Covid-19 PCR test centre at Mountford Lane in Bilston will close its doors for the final time tomorrow evening (Thursday 30 September) ahead of a move to nearby Railway Street on Friday.

It is one of 5 PCR sites around Wolverhampton, offering testing for people with symptoms of the virus or who have been asked to get a confirmatory test after recording a positive rapid test.

The Mountford Lane site will close at 8pm tomorrow, with the new PCR centre at the Railway Street car park, off the A41 Oxford Street, WV14 0EP, opening at 2pm on Friday. From Saturday onwards, PCR testing will be available at Railway Street from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: "PCR testing remains a crucial tool in the fight against Covid-19 and we are determined to make it as accessible as possible to people across the city. With the Mountford Lane site closing tomorrow, we are pleased to be able to relocate the test centre to the nearby Railway Street car park from Friday."

PCR testing is also available at Showell Road, off Stafford Road, Faulkland Street Car Park, Blakenhall Resource Centre and Whitmore Reans Library, from 8am to 8pm each day. Tests must be booked in advance at GOV.UK or by calling 119.

Councillor Jaspal added: "Please remember that if you have symptoms of Covid-19 including a new, continuous cough, a fever or a change to your sense of taste or smell, no matter how mild, you must self-isolate and book a PCR test.”

For more information about PCR testing, as well as rapid testing for people without symptoms of Covid-19, please visit Coronavirus testing

Latest figures show there were 381.6 new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in Wolverhampton over the last 7 days. That means 1,004 people tested positive for the virus in that same period – though the true number of cases will likely be higher.